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  •  What compounds the issue for me is how many (1+ / 0-)
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    people who don't have a clue how our government should work also don't care, and do not want to know.

    "Do not confuse me with the facts."  

    And the other comment I hear a lot is, "Well, we can't do anything about it, anyway, so why bother trying?"

    Or worse, they're informed by Faux Noise.  Ugh.

    But that means we have to try harder.  Once you start talking policies, I find the majority of people agree with a majority of progressive ideas.  Funny how that works.

    I miss the reruns of West Wing they used to have on Bravo.  Wish ION or A&E or USA would show them. I agree that having a new version with updated "recognizable" characters would be fun.  Sigh.

    "In politics stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte

    by citylights on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 04:56:39 AM PST

    •  Netflix and Amazon (1+ / 0-)
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      Both air in HD.   The sad part is you go back and watch and realize they are debating the same damn issues we are now, and it's been a decade

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 05:54:39 AM PST

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        With the exception of abstinence (which I remember being a popular issue back then) the same debates going on amongst the characters are almost word for word of what we've got going on today. It'd be sad if the irony weren't so thick.

        "When facts are reported, they deny the value of evidence; when the evidence is produced, they declare it inconclusive." -- Augustine, in The City of God.

        by Zek J Evets on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 09:33:01 AM PST

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